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Talcum Powder Health Risks

by Jonathan

Talc is a natural substance used in the manufacture of more than 44,200 cosmetic and medical products sold in the United States today. Unfortunately, asbestos—a toxic substance that is also found in the Earth—naturally occurs in talc mines. Although the asbestos is typically removed before making it to market, it can taint talcum powder if it is not properly harvested and quality control standards aren’t met. (more…)

New Laws Regulate Asbestos Removal

by Jonathan

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is used during the manufacturing of many items, such as construction materials. Unfortunately, exposure to Asbestos can result in an individual developing a deadly form of cancer, known as mesothelioma. (more…)

Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

by Jonathan

We each face workplace hazards on a daily basis, but the risks soldiers face are especially high. One of the greatest dangers many service members are at risk of is exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos is a nonflammable insulating fiber contained in many structures and vehicles used by the United States military. The problem is, exposure to asbestos can result in an individual developing a deadly form of cancer known as Mesothelioma. (more…)

Lawsuits Filed In Connection With Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Risks

by Jonathan

Personal hygiene is important. In fact, it’s our first line of defense against disease. Sometimes though, the products we use to stay fresh and clean actually may do more harm than good.

Take, for instance, the lawsuits that have been filed against several companies in regards to talcum powder ovarian cancer risks. The suits claim companies failed to inform consumers of their increased risk of developing ovarian cancer when products containing talcum powder are used in the genital area. (more…)

Oklahoma Awarded Grant To Reduce Asbestos And Associated Mesothelioma Cases

by Jonathan

While many of the products that have been created as a result of the industrial revolution have benefited society, some have come with particularly high human costs as well. Take asbestos, for instance. This chemical product was created as a fireproof insulator and has successfully been used in many factories, buildings, and ships; however, exposure to the product is also the only known cause for a deadly cancer known as Mesothelioma. (more…)

CPSC Moves To Make Voluntary Recall Agreements Legally Binding

by Jonathan

When a product introduced to the market in the United States is found to be defective, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) has often worked with manufacturers to conduct a voluntary recall on the affected product. The Oklahoma Defective Product Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that for the past 39 years, these recalls have not been legally binding agreements between the government agency and companies; however, that may soon change. (more…)